Goodlatte, conservatism, and e-fairness
Local retailers are the backbone of local economies and communities. Our members provide good jobs, economic growth and civic leadership. However, unbeknownst to much of the public, local retailers are facing an existential crisis: unfair competition from online retailers who pass the buck on collecting sales tax, giving them a significant pricing advantage. With the busy holiday shopping season upon us, it is time for Congress to finally act to create a level playing field for all retailers — online and on Main Street.